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vd: interwiki overwrites VD: shortcuts on ca.wikiquote
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On Catalan Wikiquote we use the VD "pseudo-namespace" to make shortcurts (for example VD:ADM should redirect to Viquidites:Administrador). But this shortcut is overwriten by the "vd:" interwiki which redirects to French Vikidia.

As discussed here, I ask the removal of the "vd:" interwiki on ca.wikiquote.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptDec 17 2016, 1:09 PM

I don't think this will be processed. I think much better will be to rename the shortcuts to WQ prefix and this WQ will be set as an alias for Wikiquote namespace.

Urbanecm triaged this task as Low priority.Dec 17 2016, 1:13 PM

Any change won't be needed in 14 days or so.

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@Urbanecm Vikidia is a project that is useless to have linked on Catalan Wikiquote (it's a general encyclopedia in French). And if we needed it we could use the vikidia: interwiki which is already set.

Actually some of the VD shortcuts were already renamed to WQ a while ago, but we prefer to use VD since it's a short name for "Viquidites" (in the same way as VP is a shortcut in Catalan Wikipedia and VL in Catalan Wikibooks, and not WP and WB).

Yes. The interwiki was added without checking for possible conflicts. I've
already raised the issue days ago at the interwiki map talk page and
at T152793. I'll remove it but it needs db-sync to get that done. It is not
only conflicting at ca.wikiquote but also at en.wiktionary and other
projects where vd: was being used for something else.

If the interwiki vd: will be removed from all projects, I don't have objections. But per-wiki changes are bad idea in interwikis I think.

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@Dereckson I think using vd: for Vikidia links is more relevant than using it for just one namespace redirection on a single project, Vikidia exists in 8 languages and so could be usefull more globally than a local namespace redirect. Furthermore, all Vikidia versions could be reached with the single vd: interlink (i.e. using Vikidia's interwiki table, vd:ca: would redirect to the catalan Vikidia)

@Urbanecm Vikidia is a project that is useless to have linked on Catalan Wikiquote (it's a general encyclopedia in French). And if we needed it we could use the vikidia: interwiki which is already set.
Actually some of the VD shortcuts were already renamed to WQ a while ago, but we prefer to use VD since it's a short name for "Viquidites" (in the same way as VP is a shortcut in Catalan Wikipedia and VL in Catalan Wikibooks, and not WP and WB).

It's not really only in French, for example there is a version too in Catalan: https://ca.vikidia.org/wiki/Vikidia:P%C3%A0gina_principal

MarcoAurelio closed this task as Resolved.Jan 12 2017, 11:56 AM
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Interwiki map has been updated and vd: removed from it. There should be no conflict no more.